Seminars are held on Mondays at 4:00 pm in Room 451 Benton Hall, unless otherwise specified. Refreshments 15 minutes prior to seminar time. Seminars are typically attended by faculty, postdocs, and graduate students from all divisions, as well as undergraduate chemistry majors in their senior year.

Winter/
Spring 2010

Monday,
January 18

Holiday

Host:

Monday,
January 25

Marcus Bond, Southeast Missouri State University "Copper(II) Halide Structural Chemistry in the Absence of NH Hydrogen Bonding"

Host:
J. Wilking

Monday,
February 1

Dion Cantu, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Co-sponsored by the Center for Nanoscience and the Department of Physics & Astronomy

Host:
J. Liu


Monday,

February 8

Rakez Kayed, University of Texas Medical Branch "Amyloid and tau oligomers in neurodegenerative diseases"

Host:
M. Nichols

Monday,
February 15

Leah O'Brien, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville "Electronic Spectroscopy of Platinum-Containing Diatomic Radicals"

Host:
C. Wong

Monday,
February 22

Jackson Lay, University of Arkansas "Rapid MS Methods for Characterizing Peptide/Lipid Biomarkers, Protein Therapeutics, and Measuring Protein Folding Energies"

Host:
W. Harris

Monday,

March 1

Kevin Shaughnessy, University of Alabama "Designing Ligands for Pd-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling: Importance of Steric and Electronic Properties"

Host:
E. Bauer

Monday,
March 8

13th Annual Robert W. Murray Lecture Daniel G. Nocera, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "Personalized Energy for 1 (x 6 Billion)"

Host:
L. Barton
Monday,
March 15

Scott Weinert, Oklahoma State University
"Control Over the Architecture of Singly-Bound Oligogermanes and their Structure/Property Relationships"

Host:
S. Holmes

**Friday,
March 19
**1:00 pm**
Sean Bew, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England "Small Rings (Aziridines) to Big Rings (Calixarenes): Adventures in Asymmetric Synthesis" Host:
C. Spilling
Monday,
March 22
ACS Meeting

Host:


Monday,
March 29

Spring Break

Host:

Monday,
April 5

Nathan Oyler, University of Missouri-Kansas City "Solid-State NMR Applications to Amyloid fibrils of β2-Microglobulin Fragments and Alzheimer's Αβ1-42 Oligomer-Drug Complexes" Host:
M. Nichols
Monday,
April 12

**Cancelled**
Mike DuBois
Legislative Assistant
Office of Senator Kit Bond
Co-sponsored by the Center for Nanoscience and the Department of Physics & Astronom
y
Host:
J. Liu

Monday,
April 19
**3:00 pm**

Liviu Mirica, Washington University "Renewable Energy Catalysis: The Study of Water Oxidation by Binuclear Metal Complexes" Host:
N. Rath
Monday,
April 26
W. David Wilson, Georgia State University
"Design and Analysis of Compounds That Can Recognize the DNA Minor Groove by Unique Modes: From Fundamentals to Therapeutics"
Host:
C. Dupureur
Monday,
May 3
23nd Distinguished Alumni Lecture:
Barbara Willis Brown, Manager, Student & Special Services, College of Optometry. UM-St. Louis "Unintended Outcomes"
Host:
L. Barton